Meditation for BeginnersThree Ways to bowthe Lord Buddha, who had supreme intelligence and discovered by himself ways to stop suffering.The way Buddhists worship the Lord Buddha is by bowing. But those who bow can be placed on three categories.1. The more they bow, they more they are tired. These individuals are those who bow to copy others without understanding the reason. They are behaving like monkeys. Bowing like this is a waste of time.2. The more they bow, the more stupid they become. These individuals bow and pray for something inappropriate, such as asking to win the lottery or getting good grades without studying.3. The more they bow, the more intelligent they become. These individuals hold on to the Lord Buddha’s Dhamma and follow his footsteps.The way Buddhists worship the Lord Buddha is by bowing.- The First Bow reminds us of the wisdom of the Lord Buddha, who had supreme intelligence and discovered by himself ways to stop suffering. The Lord Buddha also studied Dhamma and practiced meditation until he was able to eliminate all defilements. We should look up to Him and try to accomplish what He accomplished.- The Second Bow reminds us of the purity of the Lord Buddha. He was pure in body, speech, and mind, because He seriously and constantly kept his precepts. He never wanted to hurt anyone or wished anyone to be hurt. He was the perfect example of a precept keeper. We should try to keep percepts like He did.- The Third Bow reminds us of the Lord Buddha’s kindness for preaching to so many people without thinking of his own tiredness. He was able to do this, because He had a good hearth and his ultimate goal was to stop all sufferings of all humans in all lives. His kindness in great and we have to be kind by helping others financially or by any other way like the Lord Buddha.
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